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  • Carl Christian Apenes
    Carl C. Apenes was born November 16, 1948, in Washington D. C., the son of Alberta Durham and the late Christian Hamilton Apenes. He died August 13, 2004 in Providence Hospital, Medford, Oregon, at the age of 55.
    — Mr. Apenes was educated in the Oxon Hill, Maryland schools, graduating from Oxon Hill High School in 1967. After graduation he worked as a printer at Breewood Printing and Stationary Company, where he worked on special items for the White House, State Department and Foreign Embassies. He later worked as a printer for the Drug Fair Corporation in Arlington, Virginia. In 1974 he moved to Ashland, Oregon with his parents, and found employment at North Medford High School as a printer. Later he worked for the Ashland Daily Tidings as an inserter and carrier, and for the Ashland School District as a crossing guard.
    — On October 20, 1979 he married Margaret McMenamy. They were divorced in 1990.
    — Mr. Apenes was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 15 months, and learned to adjust his living and his interests around the demands of the disease. By 1993 he was placed on dialysis and continued that treatment three times a week for the rest of his life.
    — He was quite interested in Civil War History and the History of Israel, and did some research on both subjects.
    — Survivors include his son, Denis C. Apenes of Ashland, OR; his mother, Alberta Apenes of Ashland, OR; a sister, Esta Weaver (Jared) Oakley, California; and his caregiver, Barbara Arguijo of White City.
    — A memorial service will be held at a time to be announced later.
    — Memorial gifts may be made to Rogue Valley Dialysis Services, 2868 Creekside Circle, Medford, Oregon 97504.
    — Arrangements: Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home and Cremation Center Ashland, OR.
    Craig Donald Watkins
    Craig Donald Watkins, 41, of Grants Pass, died Saturday (Aug. 7, 2004) in Grants Pass.
    — Among his survivors is his grandmother, Violet V. Watkins, of Central Point, which was left off a earlier obituary.
    — Dorothy Verlee Grow
    The memorial service for Verlee Grow will be at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 4, 2004 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah&
    39;s Witnesses in Shady Cove.
    — She was born on Nov. 9, 1936 in Medford to Leslee and Ethel Zemke. She graduated from Talent High School in 1954. She lived in the Rogue Valley her entire life. On May 5, 1962 in Medford she married John Grow who survives.
    — Mrs. Grow worked for Chore Boy and Med Ply, retiring in 1966 to raise a family.
    — Verlee enjoyed flowers, gardening, the outdoors and collecting antiques.
    — In addition to her husband John, survivors include three sons, Ward of Ogden, Utah, Jody and his wife Amy of Medford, and Jared and Mechelle of Eagle Point; her mother, Ethel; a brother, Everett Zemke both of Talent; two sisters, Maxcine Hertel of Portland, and Twila Johnston of Central Point; and two grandsons. She was preceded in death by her father.
    Eleanor M. Karnbach
    Eleanor M. Karnbach, age 90, of Central Point, died August 16, 2004 at her home. A memorial service will be held Monday, August 23, 2004 at 2 p.m. at Perl Funeral Home at Siskiyou Memorial Park, Medford.
    — Eleanor was born April 26,1914 at Kenton, Ohio a daughter of Carl and Hazel Briggs. She attended school in Los Angeles, CA and graduated from Poly Tech. On December 16,1934 in Los Angeles, CA, she married Raymond Karnbach.
    — Mrs. Karnbach was a homemaker for 32 years and worked as a cafeteria manager for 18 years in El Monte, CA. She moved to Medford in 1984 from El Monte, CA.
    — She enjoyed being with her family. She enjoyed flowers and gardening, crocheting, reading and visiting the coast as often as possible.
    Survivors include a daughter, Pauline Alvarez of Central Point, OR; and sons, Richard of Springfield, MO, and Kenneth of Rogue River, OR; 23 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Margarette Vertrees and Pauline Briggs; brother Duane Briggs; sons Carl and Raymond; and daughter Dixie Varella.
    — Arrangements are with Perl Funeral Home.
    Helen Horton
    — No public services are planned for Helen Horton, 90, of Ashland, who died Wednesday, August 18, 2004 at the Linda Vista Care Center, Ashland.
    — She was born Helen Potter on August 9, 1913 in Collingswood, New Jersey to Robert and Lillian Potter.
    — After the death of her father, Helen moved to California with her mother and two sisters for a warmer climate. In 1950, she met and married Richard Horton, who preceded her in death in October 1995. They started an electrical contracting business and raised five children. In 1962, they moved to Oregon and finally settled in the Rogue Valley.
    — Helen was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her two sisters. She is survived by a son, Robert Horton and his wife, Mary of Medford; a daughter, Dotti Kalemkeris and her husband, Christos of Ashland; a son Tom Horton and his wife Connie of Glendale, CA; her daughter Shirley Resnick and her husband Marvin of Northridge, CA; her daughter Patricia Umphenour and her husband Jesse of Burelson, TX; 15 grandchildren; and 21 great grandchildren.
    — Arrangements; Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home, Ashland.
    June Elizabeth Eatinger
    June Elizabeth Eatinger, 85, of Ashland, died Saturday (Aug. 14, 2004) at her home. No services are planned.
    — Mrs. Eatinger was born on Aug. 30, 1918 in Lanark, IL. She moved to Ashland in June 1986.
    — She loved animals. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jackson County Animal Shelter, 5595 S. Pacific Hwy., Phoenix, OR 97535.
    — Survivors include a son, Edward Earl Eatinger. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Carl Eatinger and a son, John Franklin Eatinger.
    Mary Gloria Mora
    Mary Gloria Mora, age 52, of Ashland, passed away, Thursday, August 19, 2004.
    — A celebratiion of her life has been held. Rosary Services were held August 20, 2004 at Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 21, 2004 at Our Lady of the Mountain, Catholic Church with Pastor Joseph officiating. Burial was at Mountain View Cemetery in Ashland.
    — Mary was born in Los Angeles and raised in La Puente, California. She recently moved to Oregon and is survived by her husband, George M. Mora; a son, Max A. Mora and his wife Tami; her grandchildren, Zachary, Brianna and Frankie. She is survived her brother Tony Molina and wife Dolores; their daughters, Raeleen and Antoinette; son, Tony Jr., his wife Mary, and their children: Dennis, Jordan, Brandon, Rory, Lonny, wife Maribel, and their children: Eric, Matthew, Klarika, Perdita, Denise, husband Mike, and their children: Serena, Stephanie, and Jake. Also surviving are her sisters, Sylvia Roseli and her daughters: Paulette and Jessica, husband Greg, and their children: Brian, Nick and Megan; and sister, Yolanda Archuleta, husband Rudy, and their daughters: Bernadette, husband Mike, and their children: Jeremy, Cady, Victoria, husband Marc, and their children: Tyler and Mya.
    — Mary loved her husband, daughter, son, grandchildren, nieces and nephews and family more than life itself.
    — We love you wife, mom, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend.
    — You will be missed all the days of our lives.
    — In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to; The The Mora Family, at 1450 Ashland Street, Ashland, OR 97520
    Mary Trim
    Mary Trim, 71, died at her Medford home Friday August 13, 2004.
    She was born February 5, 1933 in Medford, the daughter of Raymond and Mazie Miksche. She attended the University of Oregon in Eugene where she met her future husband Peter Trim of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. They were wed in June of 1952.
    — After settling in Medford, Mary forged a life of great devotion to family and friends, and faithful service to her Medford community and church. She discovered a uniquely creative entrepreneurial spirit as her children became more independent. Bird Stix, her giftware manufacturing and marketing company grew and flourished in the 1970s. She and her husband Peter purchased an office products store in the mid 1980s. Trim Office Products was launched and she and Peter took pride in their business as it served the needs of the local community.
    — Mary was a past member of The Junior Service League and a sustaining member of The Gold Diggers Guild.
    — She attended St. Mark's Episcopal Church and belonged to The Colony Club. Mary was a participant in The Contemporary Book Club and showed great compassion as a volunteer for the Rogue Valley Medical Center Auxiliary. She was an avid contract bridge player with her Bridge Group of 25 years.
    — Mary was a beloved wife, a loving mother, a devoted grandmother, a steadfast sister and friend. She had a thirst for knowledge and a gratitude for her new community at the Rogue Valley Manor.
    — Mary was preceded in death by her husband Peter. Mary's survivors include her four children, Allison Jackson, Leslie Trim, Stephanie Stirm, and Brian Trim. She also leaves behind 7 grandchildren, her sister Stephanie Morehouse and her brother Mike Miksche.
    — A memorial service was held Tuesday morning August 17th at St. Mark's Episcopal Church with internment that afternoon at Siskiyou Memorial Park. The family was blessed to have Father Chuck Christopher officiating.
    — Contributions may be sent to the St. Mark's Episcopal Church Building Fund at 426 W. 6th Street, Medford OR, 97501 or to a charity of your choice.
    — The family extends its most heartfelt gratitude to Mary's friends and community family who surrounded them with their love and clear voices that spoke to the remarkable woman she was.
    We will forever miss her smile.
    Maurine Peeks
    Maurine Caroline Wacker Peeks was born on April 23, 1922, in Wilton, Iowa, a daughter of Harold and Etha Doran Wacker.
    — She died on August 20, 2004 at the Medford Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Medford.
    — Maurine attended the Zion Lutheran Schools and graduated from Wilton High School in 1939. During World War II, she served in the Navy (WAVES) in Washington D.C. On January 13,1945, she married Norman Peeks in Baltimore, Maryland. Norman and Maurine were the parents of five children: Pamela, Melanie, Frederick ("Rick"), Sandra and Suzanne. She worked in her husband's business in the early years and later in the retail business.
    — In 1984, Maurine moved to Medford. She was a volunteer with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program for several years. She loved her family, helped raise her Oregon grandchildren and enjoyed shopping.
    — Maurine is survived by her daughters, Pam Lucas of Medford, Melanie Stamos of Prairie Village, Kansas, Sandra Jandik of Eagan, Minnesota and Suzanne Peeks of Medford. Also surviving are her sisters, Anita Wyatt and Glenna Van Atta of Wilton, Iowa; and her brothers, Harold Wacker Jr. of Wilton, Iowa and Steve Wacker of Marana, Arizona; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Her parents, her husband Norman, and her son, Rick, preceded her in death.
    — A memorial service will be held on August 29, 2004, at Zion Lutheran Church, in Wilton, Iowa.
    — Memorial contributions can be made to: Kidneeds - GCRC Foundation, 200 First St. SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404. Kidneeds main purpose is to stimulate medical research on MPGN type 2 - a kidney disease.
    Melvin Lee Peterson
    Melvin Lee Peterson, 77, of Medford, died Thursday, August 19, 2004 at his home.
    — Family and friends may pay their respects between noon and 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, at Memory Gardens Chapel. A funeral service will follow at 2:30 p.m., officiated by Pastor Williams Lehmann of St. Peters Lutheran Church. Burial will be at Memory Gardens Memorial Park.
    — Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 10 Crater Lake Avenue, Suite 10, Medford, OR 97504.
    — Melvin was born July 16, 1927 in Wolsey, SD. From South Dakota, he moved to the Rogue Valley in 1936.
    — In Reno, NV on August 21, 1964 he married Delores Rose. He passed away 2 days before his 40th Anniversary.
    — He was an Ashland Ranger District volunteer, assistant manager at Desert Paradise RV Park in Yuma, AZ. He was a member of St. Peters Lutheran Church and Moose Lodge. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing and the outdoors.
    — He worked for Bernards Floor Covering for 14 years. He and his brother, Robert Peterson, owned Specialty Contractor, Inc. for 28 years.
    — Survivors include: his wife Delores Peterson of Medford; two daughters, Melody Lee Peterson of Medford, and Cheryl Ann Maertz of Central Point; Robin Ray Rossi of Central Point; brother, Robert Peterson of Medford; and grandchildren: Mellisa Rogers, Kianna Rossi, Helena Rossi, Talhia Rossi, Justin Peterson, Aaron Peterson, Donald Maertz and Dalton Maertz. He was preceded in death by his parents, Reimer Henry Peterson and Marguerita Caroline (Graham) Peterson.
    — Arrangements: Memory Gardens Mortuary, Medford.
    Rusty Miller
    Rusty Miller, 58, passed away on Aug. 18, 2004, at his home in Butte Falls. He was born in Medford Oregon and lived in the valley for many years.
    — Services will be held at the Butte Falls Community Bible Church in Butte Falls, on Friday, Aug. 27, at 2 p.m. Officiating will be Dick Earl of Eagle Point and Jan Cooper of Sacramento.
    — Rusty's parents were Albert and Cecile Miller who had lived in the valley since 1937. Both deceased.
    — On October 7, 1972, in Reno Nevada Rusty married Mary Anne Elrod.
    — Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Mary Anne Elrod-Miller; two sons, Jefrey Miller of Salem and Todd Miller of Corcoran, CA; one daughter, Ona Boyce of Gladstone; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Also surviving is his sister, Kemra Martin-Arias living in Gladstone, OR.
    — Rusty was a pipefitter for 32 years and retired in 2002. He loved fishing and hunting. He volunteered his time to community service and helping historical societies.
    — He was a Viet Nam veteran.
    Charles Edward Pedersen
    Charles Edward Pedersen, 74 (Feb. 8, 1930), of Medford, died Saturday, August 21, 2004 at his home. Arrangements: Hillcrest Mortuary, Medford.
    Reva Thompson
    Reva Thompson, 45 (June 29, 1959), of Trail, died Thursday, August 19, 2004 at her home. Arrangements: Conger-Morris Funeral Directors of Medford.
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